Journey Back To Health #HP-EVOO - Blog # 81
Hello Everyone! Welcome back to another Friday blog. Today I wanted to highlight the 8-month health journey of someone precious to me, my father-in-law Bill. Let me give you some background.
He is in his 70’s, retired navy, smoked for 54 years, COPD and sleep apnea for 28 years, HTN (hypertension), high cholesterol, obesity, heart attack, triple bypass surgery, osteoarthritis and 5 major strokes. After stroke #5 in March 2022, he decided he needed to do something to gain his health back. He asked for my help - after all, I’ve been deep in the rabbit hole of research - and of course, I replied with an enthusiastic YES!
He started his individualized program in April, 2022 working on reversing gut dysbiosis, NAFLD (non-alcoholic fatty liver), insulin resistance, lipid/cholesterol imbalance, obesity, chronic inflammation, sleep apnea and COPD with food and lifestyle changes. He takes 4T HP-EVOO (high polyphenol extra virgin olive oil) every morning, eats clean protein and high-nutrient vegetables, nuts and seeds, pastured eggs, grass-fed beef and butter. He includes lots of cruciferous vegetables, onions and garlic, sauerkraut and other fermented foods. In fact, he learned to make his own homemade Greek yogurt and sauerkraut! Charles and I are so proud of him and all his progress!
This is Bill before we started: BMI- 36.8, weight - 249, medications = 10 (BP, statins, others, inhalers, blood thinner). It was difficult to walk very far due to COPD and hip pain, had to wear shoes with Velcro and had difficulty rising from a chair.
Bill at Thanksgiving: BMI - 28.4, weight - 192, meds = 1 blood thinner, occasional inhalers. He is able to walk his dogs and walk to the mailbox ~ .9 mile, able to easily rise from a chair without using his arms, no longer needs suspenders, able to wear shoes that tie - and can reach down and tie them. He says “the hair is growing back on my arms, legs and chest.” He exercised in his pool almost daily over the summer, primarily due to hip pain with walking. One of the most profound things that happened over the summer was - they did a scan and told him he had >90% blockage of his inguinal artery. They scheduled stent placement for 6 weeks later. When the surgeon went in to place the stent, it no longer needed a stent and he closed him up! 😳WHAT????!!!! That artery cleaned itself up in 6 weeks? He has gradually been able to increase walking - we also added some stretching exercises.
He is still working toward his goals - and after the holidays has one piece of advice “DON’T DO HOLIDAYS. They will kill your progress.” He states “I feel great!” Many aches and pains have gone away. He hasn’t had to use an inhaler in 4 months and is hoping the pulmonologist takes him off his breathing treatments, since he doesn’t feel he needs them anymore!
I am continually amazed at the power of HP-EVOO on every aspect of health - from enhancing your microbiome, to uncoupling mitochondria, to lowering blood pressure, normalizing cholesterol ratios, reversing fatty liver, weight-loss and many many more benefits.
So, until next time my friends…Drink, Drizzle, Digest HP-EVOO 2-4T raw daily, - use more for cooking and drizzling onto your food - eat the rainbow of organic or wild-sourced veggies (7-9 C) and low-glycemic fruits (to get the rainbow of gut microbes!) Eat wild-caught, pasture-raised, grass-fed, get plenty of sunshine + supplement magnesium, zinc, vitamin D3 + K2, get your trace minerals and electrolytes with good sea salt *Himalayan was formed before plastics, eat foods high in lutein, drink your body weight in oz of water, get a good pre/probiotic (if you have wiped out your gut microbes with antibiotics), consume digestible and indigestible fiber for your gut microbes, fermented foods for the post-biotics, adaptogens (such as mushrooms) and methylation donors (kale, beets, spinach, cruciferous, lion’s mane…), marjoram, rosemary, oregano, parsley and other herbs to detox, enhance overall health and reverse aging and disease, exercise your body and mind, add a few minutes of mindful meditation to your day to combat stress, take a hot epsom salt bath and follow with a cold shower/ice plunge, remove EMF (electromagnetic frequency) devices and blue light, use IR (infrared) from incandescent lighting, non-toxic ca or light a fire to enhance sleep and...turn off the light!! #HP-EVOO